The second day of the Twelve Days of Christmas is dedicated to St John, the evangelist. To John the notion of light is important, the trust that darkness will never totally conquer the light. Right now, when the days are short and the nights are long, we are forced to make our own light and share it with others, conquering the darkness. The spread of this day, the “Light - Spread” is meant to make us aware of the special unique light and quality that is in each of us, and that we give to others.
Light - spread
The spread consist of three cards.
1.My unique quality. Interpret this card always in a positive way.
2.How this quality feels to me. Be aware of the fact that sometimes one most unique and special quality can feel as a burden but of course it does not have to be like that
3.What I give of this quality to others.
I have pulled the first card to journal with in this post, and I have received “The Midas Touch” from the Inner Child Cards (Justice in the RWS, at least in Waite’s version). To the king on this card a wish is granted. Everything that he touches changes into gold. To his deep shock and regret he has also turned his daughter into gold. He then must dive into a deep pool to get a special vase, and fill it from the pool in order to water the golden things. After that they will return to their normal state. By diving in the water and getting the vase the king comes into contact with his feminine, receptive side (an important theme throughout this deck). The moving water helps to heal what is stuck.
For me it is a lesson not to focus like the king on the gold, staring me blind on the dissertation I could not do, but coming unto terms with chronic limitations. Also it is a task not to focus on wanting to do things perfect. That is my special light and quality, learning again and again, not to do these things. I must be flexible in life, making contact with my feminine, receptive, flexible side. It is my special quality, my task in life. I do find that hard. I’d rather be successful.
This undertaking of the “Twelve Days of Christmas” in spreads is inspired by John Matthews, The Winter Solstice, Godsfield Press, 2003 (1998).